Dubai is world-renowned for its stellar beaches – in fact, there are over 600 miles of shoreline waiting for you in the crown jewel of the Middle East! Dubai offers something for all kinds of beach bums – whether you prefer settling down with a book and catching rays or partying the night away! And its status as an international city means you can find some of the best beach food in the world in Dubai as well! Here are some of the beaches you should check out during a vacation in the most popular Emirate of the UAE.
Easily the busiest beach in Dubai, this is the place to be to experience the liveliness of the city firsthand. It is a long stretch of beach too, starting at the Zero Gravity club and extending all the way to the breakwaters next to the Sheraton Jumeirah resort. While it may be hard to find your own spot on the shore during peak hours, you’ll be able to find just about everything else – great food and ice cream spots are everywhere here. And best of all, it’s free!
Al Sufouh Beach
This beach is also known locally as the Black Palace Beach due to its proximity to the private island and palace of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister/Vice President of the UAE. While this beach is considered a hidden gem because of how tricky it can be to find, the photo opportunity with the iconic Burj al Arab Jumeirah hotel is totally worth the effort. Make sure to bring refreshments and anything else you might need for a day at the beach – since the beach is somewhat hidden, there are no facilities.
Wide-open and perfect for flying kites, this beach also offers many different outdoor activities. For those on land, there are skate parks, the human slingshot at XDubai, and a running track. Watersports are also well-represented with kayaking, water skiing, and paddleboarding on offer! Kite Beach is also known as THE place to go for the best food trucks in Dubai, so come hungry!
If you’re looking to experience a taste of luxury or simply party the night away, Dubai has tons of great beach clubs to make your vacation a memorable one. From the Azure to WHITE beach, Zero Gravity to Nikki Beach – every club offers something different!
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